Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Troggs Word Association Tuesday

In 1966 they gave the world Wild Thing, which inspired countless covers, some majestic, some satiric, and some very, very unfortunate. But did you know The Troggs recorded quite a few other very decent songs? The Troggs were a perfect combination of bright pop and heavy sludge. No wonder they're such an inspiration. I'm going to do a little word association as I listen to these fine Troggs tunes.

Hip, Hip, Hooray - The pinnacle of pip poppiness.

Night Of The Long Grass - Psyche A Delic!

Love Is All Around - Indeed! I love you Troggs! Mwa! Mwa!

I Can't Control Myself - Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah! Your low-cut slacks and long black hair--it sounds like singer Reg Presley really can't control himself. Impressively lusty.

With A Girl Like You - This is a perfect song. Kind of ridiculous in its sincerity and heartfeltness, as when you like someone all out of proportion to any kind of reality, as yet. But it's so hopeful--you know it will work out for the best. And dancing will be involved.

- The Troggs Tapes - The infamous and profane dialogue of the band during a recording session that supposedly was the inspiration for "This Is Spinal Tap."
- Official Web site.
- C'mon--support The Troggs!

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